New on TV today: Friday 4 January

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 04 Jan 2019
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The Family Business
The Family Business

The Family Business

Channel: BET (DStv 129)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Drama

Meet the Duncans, a prominent family from Jamaica, Queens living fast and luxurious. By day, they're an upstanding family; by night, they live a dangerous secret life.

The patriarch of the family, L.C. Duncan (Ernie Hudson), is at the age when he's starting to think about retirement and has to decide which of his children should take over his thriving exotic car dealership.

The Duncans quickly come under siege from some of the top politicians, mafia and drug cartels in the city and will have to stick together or die separately.

Best Baker in America

Channel: Food Network (DStv 175)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Food

In a battle to find out who is the best, eight bakers are about to be put to the test. Join host Scott Conant as he takes America's top bakers through a series of challenges designed to test their skills and ability to adapt.

In the first episode, cakes are the name of the game as the bakers are tasked with making mini upside-down cakes in the skills challenge, before baking the queen of cakes: the multitiered wedding cake.

Then, the bakers break out their whisks for a meringue challenge that includes making two flavours of macaroons before taking on baked Alaska in the master challenge.

With one baker being sent home at the end of each episode, who will take the cakes and crack the meringues to move on for a chance at winning the $25,000 prize?

Running Wild with Bear Grylls 2

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 18h40
Genre: Reality, Adventure

The famed adventurer and survivalist takes celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.

In the Season 2 premiere, Bear takes Kate Hudson on an adventure she will not soon forget. Their journey finds them in the midst of the Dolamites, one of the most treacherous mountain ranges in Italy.

As they hike toward the Austrian border on snow-covered exposed rock cliffs, they make some historical discoveries and work together to survive the elements. Kate also gives Bear a peek into her unique upbringing.

Fashion Correspondent Search: London

Channel: Fashion One (DStv 178 / StarSat 283)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Reality Competition, Fashion

In this UK leg of the search, host Antonia O'Brien introduces us to nine talented and experienced candidates as they partake on various tests and challenges with the hopes of becoming Fashion One's next UK correspondent.

The finale show will be the ultimate test for the remaining hopeful correspondents as they cover live the events and shows during London Fashion Week. The competition peaks as each candidate scurries to get the best coverage and the interesting interviews with the top personalities of the event.

A fashion correspondent is not just a pretty face – it's someone who can get the exclusive access and deliver the story with style and confidence.


Actors in this post: Ernie Hudson, Bear Grylls, Kate Hudson

Channels in this post: BET Africa, Food Network, eReality


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